Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.


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    Mother fatally shot in front of 2 young children in Joliet

    JOLIET, Ill. — A mother was shot and killed in front of her two young children in Joliet. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday near Washington and Richard Street. A woman was in a car with her 22-year-old brother and her two children when someone opened fire. When officers arrived to the scene, the woman was discovered outside of a vehicle unresponsive and bleeding from the head. She was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet where she was pronounced […]

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    Mayor goes for run with Chicago police recruits morning after policy speech

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is out for a three-mile run this morning with some Chicago police recruits. This comes just after he delivered a major policy speech Thursday evening with his plan to combat Chicago’s growing problem with street violence. He spoke for about 40 minutes Thursday in front of an invitation-only crowd at Malcolm X College on the city’s West Side. The friendly audience offered applause several times, including when Emanuel mentioned plans to add more police officers and […]

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    Mayor Emanuel outlines new anti-violence plans

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel went for a three-mile run this morning with some Chicago police recruits a day after he delivered a major policy speech with his plan to combat Chicago’s growing problem with street violence. Emanuel delivered his vision for fighting crime in the nation’s third-largest city that includes new efforts to mentor youths in violent neighborhoods, legislation and police reforms. He spoke for about 40 minutes Thursday in front of an invitation-only crowd at Malcolm X College on the city’s […]

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    Doctors save baby of pregnant woman fatally shot in South Chicago

    CHICAGO — Doctors have saved the baby of a pregnant woman who was shot and killed in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood. 19-year-old Parasha Beard was sitting in a car with a 26-year-old man at 87th and Marquette around 6:10 p.m. Sunday when someone pulled up in another car and opened fire. Beard was shot in the neck, and the man was shot in the neck and chest. She was pronounced dead at Northwestern Hospital, and the man remains hospitalized in critical condition. […]

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    Chicago Cubs clinch NL Central title after Cardinals’ loss

    CHICAGO – A potential dream division clinching scenario didn’t quite pan out the way that Cubs fans might have wanted on Thursday evening. At the end of the night, however, the goal was still accomplished. With their Magic Number at 1 the team lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in front of a crowd at Wrigley Field ready to celebrate a National League Central Division Championship. But those fans got what they wanted a little later in the evening when […]

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    Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia, doctor says

    Hillary Clinton has pneumonia, her doctor said Sunday, hours after the Democratic nominee stumbled and exited a 9/11 commemoration ceremony early. The incident seems certain to prompt further scrutiny of Clinton’s health and her campaign’s transparency — though Republican rival Donald Trump was uncharacteristically silent throughout a solemn day marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Clinton, 68, was diagnosed on Friday with pneumonia, and “was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule,” Dr. […]

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    Device resembling camera found in staff bathroom at Near North Side school

    CHICAGO — It was the second day of classes at Ogden International School when staff there discovered an unwelcome surprise in the faculty bathroom: a plastic device resembling a camera. In a letter to parents, Principal Michael Beyer said they contacted the Chicago Police Department and a sweep of the school’s buildings conducted by security did not turn up any other devices. “This device is not designed to send information, so we are confident that no images were transmitted by the […]

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    Elderly man among 6 killed over Labor Day weekend

    CHICAGO — Five people have been killed in shootings across Chicago over Labor Day weekend. An 80-year-old man was shot and killed Monday morning at his home in the South Shore neighborhood. Police say he suffered a gunshot wound to the face. His death is being investigated as a homicide. A 24-year-old man also died Monday morning after he was shot in the head near the intersection of 68th St. and South Emerald, according to police. A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed late Sunday night […]

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    Girl, 8, shot during memorial for young shooting victim on West Side

    CHICAGO, Ill. — A 8-year-old was released from the hospital after being shot during a memorial for another young shooting victim on the city’s West Side. The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of North and Major in the Austin neighborhood. A large group was gathered in the area to mourn the death of a 14-year-old boy who was killed in a gang-related shooting in the same neighborhood earlier in the day. Jamia Barnes was shot […]

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    Chicago Air and Water Show starts with practice flights

    CHICAGO — Preparations for the annual Chicago Air and Water Show are underway with practice flights drawing eyes to the skies over the city. Free to the public, the official show takes place Saturday and Sunday on Lake Michigan from Fullerton to Oak Street. North Avenue Beach serves as the show’s center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Thunder and lightning delayed the practice show on Friday. Participants this year include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Parachute […]